EU faces budget deadlock as national positions drift further away

By |november 6th, 2019|EU budget, European Council, Germany, Günther Oettinger, MFF, net contributors, News, The Netherlands|

The Commission's proposal for the EU's new long-term budget has been caught in the crossfire as net contributors criticise the idea of having to pay more while a number of southern and eastern member states have joined forces to oppose planned cuts in traditional policies. 

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Oettinger fires at “misleading” EU budget figures

By |oktober 30th, 2019|EU budget, Germany, Günther Oettinger, Multi-Annual Financial Framework (MFF), News|

The dispute between net contributors and the European Commission escalated on Wednesday (30 October) as Budget Commissioner Gunter Oettinger described as "misleading" Germany's EU budget figures reported by the media.

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Summit concludes with no progress on EU’s long-term budget

By |oktober 18th, 2019|EU budget, European Council, Multi-Annual Financial Framework (MFF), News|

EU leaders failed to narrow their differences over the EU's seven-year budget for 2021-27,  the Multiannual Financial Framework, as member states maintained their entrenched positions on the EU’s spending volume and priorities. 

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Why it makes sense to adopt new own resources for the EU budget

By |oktober 17th, 2019|carbon tax, EU budget, EU budget 2021-2027, MFF, News, own resources, plastic tax, Slovakia, Von der Leyen Commission|

The European Union is forgetting the revenue side of the EU budget to pursue its policies. The new own resources can provide a link to an EU policy, increase ownership, and shape behaviour of citizens, businesses and governments, write a group of Slova...

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Billions of euros of EU funds misspent last year

By |oktober 8th, 2019|EU budget, EU funds, European Court of Auditors, fraud, Klaus-Heiner Lehne, News, OLAF|

More than €4 billion of European Union funds were misspent last year, EU auditors estimated in a report released on Tuesday (8 October), which highlighted poor checks in receiving states on how the bloc's funds are invested.

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Poland and Germany call for swift negotiations to conclude EU budget

By |september 12th, 2019|cohesion policy, EU budget, EU Council Presidency, Germany, Multi-Annual Financial Framework (MFF), News, Poland, structural funds|

Germany and Poland are pressing for EU budget negotiations to be concluded as quickly as possible. For Poland, the primary beneficiary of the EU's cohesion policy, there is a great deal at stake. Germany hopes the negotiations will finish before it tak...

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Timmermans clashes with Polish MEPs on rule of law

By |september 5th, 2019|conditionality, EU budget, Frans Timmermans, Hungary, MFF, News, Poland, rule of law|

If we do not step up efforts to defend the rule of law, the EU will be at risk, outgoing Rule of Law Commissioner Frans Timmermans told EU lawmakers on Thursday (5 September), followed by a confrontation between the Dutchman and Polish MEPs from the co...

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Timmermans clashes with Polish MEPs on rule of law

Watered-down Tobin tax could enter into force in 2021

By |junij 11th, 2019|Ecofin, EU budget, eurozone budget, financial transactions tax (FTT), News, Taxation, Tobin tax|

EU finance ministers will discuss on Friday (14 June) a new draft proposal for a financial transaction tax (FTT), which will significantly lower expected revenues once participating member states adopt it, according to details of the text seen by EURACTIV.

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OECD calls for bigger EU budget to deal with digital revolution

By |maj 7th, 2019|Angel Gurria, EU budget, European Globalisation Adjustment Fund, fourth industrial revolution, Innovation, News, OECD|

The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) defended a larger budget for the EU, saying the bloc's funding is already “stretched” despite new challenges  like digitalisation.

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Future project funding at risk, EU auditors say

By |april 2nd, 2019|budget, EU budget, European Court of Auditors, Multi-Annual Financial Framework (MFF), News, RAL|

The backlog of money the European Union must pay from its budget reached a new high of €267 billion at the end of 2017, the European Court of Auditors (ECA) warned on Tuesday (2 April) and urged the Commission to reduce it.

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